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We’re hiring a content specialist

July 7, 2022

The BIAW Communications team is hiring a content specialist. This position fills the vacancy created when Andy Arrants was hired to manage the BIAW Education program. Looking for a great new job? Know someone who is?

We’re looking for a creative, curious and innovative new team member with excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.

We’ll ask you to:

  • Research, develop, write and edit content for the Building Insight magazine, published ten times a year, providing timely, interesting and accurate news and information to members and stakeholders
  • Write a variety of communications pieces, including news releases, blog posts, email newsletters, talking points, social media posts, scripts and web copy on a wide range of topics
  • Develop and execute communications plans to help us meet our communications and strategic planning goals
  • Collaborate with the association’s members and external audiences, including local association communications leads and other key stakeholders, on communications projects
  • Monitor media coverage and share results
  • Provide communications support leading up to and when requested at board meetings and other events (some in-state travel may be required)
  • Adhere to BIAW’s brand voice, meeting business and legal standards
  • Proofread content for errors and inconsistencies
  • Be a self-starter, able to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment while also working effectively with a team
  • Be flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing situations

You’ll need:

  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications or related field. Experience may be substituted depending on qualifications
  • At least three years of communications or public relations experience
  • Exceptional research, writing, editing and verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge of and commitment to writing in AP Style
  • Experience producing publications on a regular cycle
  • Familiarity with email marketing tools such as Constant Contact or Mailchimp
  • Ability to publish content using content management systems like WordPress
  • A great portfolio that demonstrates your strong writing and storytelling skills
  • Ability to think creatively and apply an innovative approach to informational and promotional content
  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence, attention to detail and laser focus on meeting deadlines
  • A learner’s mindset: Great listening skills, natural curiosity and a desire to continuously improve and adapt
  • Ability to quickly and capably manage multiple projects at once
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build trusted and respectful relationships with our members, local association peers, co-workers and others
  • A can-do, positive attitude

Level up with these bonus skills:

  • Experience working with the Legislature, non-profits, business/trade associations or residential home builders/remodelers
  • Accreditation in Public Relations (APR)
  • Experience working with podcast development and growth
  • Knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO) and readability strategies

The selected candidate must:

  • Have the ability to work occasional night and weekend hours
  • Hold a current, valid driver’s license
  • Have reliable personal transportation and vehicle liability insurance


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